Based at the historic site of RAF Bibury in the heart of the Cotswolds, The Classic Motor Hub has something for everyone on our five-acre site dedicated to classic motoring; we’re experts in sales, storage and transport of classic cars, bikes and modern high performance machines. Our Showrooms, Hub Coffee House and Shop are open 9am to 5pm Tuesday – Friday, 10am – 3pm on Saturdays and on select Sundays for events.
The Classic Motor Hub’s home has an illustrious past as an RAF Fighter Command base during World War Two. Initially commandeered as a Relief Landing Ground (RLG) for the nearby RAF South Cerney flying school in 1940, it was soon used as a fully-fledged fighter station. It helped to protect Cheltenham and the area south of Birmingham, housing No 87 Squadron RAF (Hurricanes) and No 92 Squadron (Spitfires).
By the end of 1944, the site had outlived its usefulness as an operational airfield, and RAF Bibury was transferred to Maintenance Command and used for storage until 1950. Today the site’s history is still very evident: The Cotswold Collectors hangar is an original ‘blister’ aircraft shelter and much of the original aircraft hardstanding remains in use for our classic events today.
Martin Chisholm has been an authority in the Collectors Car world for 30 years and has worked for some of the world’s leading auction houses. In this time he has built up an extraordinary knowledge of the market and of individual cars, as well as gaining an invaluable range of global contacts. Martin is now the founder and director of The Classic Motor Hub, where all of his experience and ventures in the classic car world have been brought together on one purpose-built site.
Angus MacCurrach set up Hilltop Storage Ltd as a classic car storage and transport specialist in 2004. There he had the pleasure of looking after a number of classic and vintage car collectors, working with many people in the trade, racing and auctioneering worlds. In 2013 Angus teamed up with The Classic Motor Hub Storage, and is now a partner at Classic Motor Hub Sales, specialising in the sale and acquisition of vintage cars and motorcycles.
Richard’s love for motor cars began, like many us, at a very early age. Throughout school and university Richard had no doubt about the path his career would take! Said career began at Broughtons Aston Martin in Cheltenham. After Broughtons came the opportunity to begin an exciting career in the world of collector’s cars working for Martin Chisholm Collectors Cars Ltd. He now works alongside Martin and Angus as a partner in Classic Motor Hub Sales.
Nigel Bowen-Easley joined our highly-experienced sales team at the start of 2019, and is the man to speak to about any British marques, particularly Aston and Jaguar. With over thirty years experience, he joined us from a career at Aston Martin Lagonda, however his motoring passion started on the circuit with Lister Jaguar in the 1980’s, both building and racing. He moved on to work for Jaguar and Porsche in London and later Lamborghini, both in the UK and abroad.
James Wheeler’s love of motoring was inevitable as his family have owned bicycle, motorcycle, and car dealerships in Berkshire and Oxfordshire since 1902. With thirty years of dealer and auction experience, he attends events internationally, and since returning from California in 2001 he has participated in historic races and hill climbs in England and Europe. James has a particular passion for the Alfa Romeo marque, as well as vintage cars and rare 1950’s and 60’s Italian cars and motorcycles.
Angie Ponting previously worked at Broughtons but has been working as Martin Chisholm's PA since the start of 2017. As well as being an exceptional PA, Angie handles many facets of the day-to-day running of The Hub, including managing the Hub Coffee House and Shop, coordinating our events, managing transportation and much more besides. When not dealing with cars you'll usually find Angie wrangling a different kind of horse power!
Ben Stinson has been a lifelong petrol-head, heavily influenced by his Father's work within automotive journalism and design at CAR magazine and Supercar Classics. He joined The Classic Motor Hub team in November 2017 as the Marketing & Social Media Coordinator, but now also manages the events, deals with all aspects of PR and advertising and is the resident geek!
Starting at The Hub in 2018, William Stoneham has had an interest in motor cars from a very young age. Having completed work experience at other dealers and auction houses on the continent, he is now primarily responsible for our storage facility, merchandise and publications including our Motor Mart. He's also our resident German and French linguist, should you wish to converse with us in an alternative language!
Eddie is our workshop manager and resident 'Stig'. He's somewhat of an expert in vintage cars, and certainly knows how to get the old girls going! When not working on the cars in our care, Eddie can regularly be found participating in Vintage Sports Car Club events in his Austin Seven or any of the other cars he is regularly invited to drive.
Sam Hooper's passion for motoring started with a career working within the restoration industry at a young age. After undertaking a mechanic apprenticeship, he moved on to working with more modern cars whilst still working on classics in his spare time. Following 20 years working with newer vehicles, Sam has now returned to his roots and started working with us as a Workshop Assistant in 2018.
Andrew Wilcox is our Transport and Workshop Assistant, assisting with the movement and mechanics of cars in our care. If you store a car with The Classic Motor Hub or purchase one from us, he may well be the man you see at the wheel of our covered transporter. He has worked in logistics and transport for a number of large nationwide companies, and has chosen to bring his wealth of knowledge and experience to The Hub.